GOAT. Greatest Of All Time.

It's a term generally reserved for the best in the business. And when you talk about swimming, there are a number of greats that have graced the pool. People like Ian Thorpe and Mark Spitz.

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Sure, they were great. But when you have to talk about the greatest of all time, whose name will come up? Who will you think about? It's not tough at all.

In fact, it's the easiest answer on the planet right now. Michael Phelps is the greatest of all time!

Those reading this would agree that it's a privilege to be born in the same era as him. Because we're lucky to see him perform. As of now, he has won 22 gold medals in his Olympic career. I mean there are countries that haven't won as many in their history! 

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I don't know how he does it. Maybe it's his game face.

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But there is something, deep within, that brings the unnatural to him, so naturally. That makes him glide through water like he belongs there and not on land like the rest of us mortals. While we search for answers to his athletic prowess, here are a few quotes by the man himself that prove he does not believe in the concept of limits:

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 And that is why he's the most decorated Olympian in history! Years down the line, we can proudly say - "We lived when Phelps swam."